Over time, our skin ages and it begins to show the physical signs of aging along with any environmental damage. The skin produces less collagen and hyaluronic acid and loses elasticity. All of this contributes to an aged appearance. Most people see wrinkles and fine lines as a sign of aging, but they can also be caused by certain lifestyle choices, like smoking. The lines and wrinkles can cause us to look older, which plays a role in our self-confidence and self-esteem. At Essential Dermatology, Dr. Krathen will work with you to improve the appearance of your wrinkles and fine lines, helping you feel more confident with highly effective medical spa treatments.
What Causes Wrinkles and Fine Lines?
Wrinkles are a type of ridge or fold that appears on the skin over time. They can be fine surface lines or deep wrinkles. Typically, deep wrinkles are associated with the natural aging process whereas surface lines are related to additional issues. Common causes of wrinkles and facial lines are the contraction of facial muscles, smoking, sun exposure, skin pigmentation, and genetics.
Treatments for Wrinkles and Fine Lines
There are various treatments that Dr. Krathen uses at Essential Dermatology to treat wrinkles and fine lines. Depending on the severity of your condition, skin type, concerns, and goals, the treatment will differ. Dr. Krathen can go over each type of treatment with you during a consultation to find the right one.
- Chemical peels
- Fraxel® Dual Laser Skin Resurfacing
- Lumenis UltraPulse® CO2 Fractional Laser
Schedule Your Consultation
If fine lines and wrinkles are causing you to look older than you are, come into Essential Dermatology to get treatment started. Just because your skin ages, does not mean that you have to live with it. To get started, call our office at (508) 827-2615 or request a consultation by filling out our online form. To book an appointment, schedule your visit as a new patient using our online scheduler or as an existing patient using the Mass General Brigham Patient Gateway.
Meet Dr. Michael Krathen
Dr. Michael Krathen is a board-certified dermatologist with more than a decade of medical training and experience. A specialist in both medical and cosmetic dermatology, he uses expertise, collaboration, and compassion to help people of all ages discover their healthiest and most radiant skin.